Our Publications:

The Law Review

The Wake Forest Law Review is a student-run organization that publishes five issues annually. The Law Review also sponsors two symposiums. The Fall Symposium changes topics yearly. For over twenty years, the Spring Symposium has been dedicated to exploring business law. Through the publication of articles, notes, comments, and empirical legal studies, the Law Review provides the profession with timely evaluations of current problems in the law and serves students as a valuable educational tool.

Members of the Law Review learn valuable research, critical analysis, and editing skills while exploring issues at a depth rarely found elsewhere in the law school experience. Each student member develops the ability to prepare an original work of scholarship apposite for publication. The Law Review is entirely student-led, affording members a chance to work and cooperate with their peers to produce a professional journal that serves as a practical research tool for judges, lawyers, and scholars.

Common Law: The Online Magazine of the Wake Forest Law Review

Common Law is the online magazine of the Wake Forest Law Review.  Common Law pieces are geared towards informing laypeople and practitioners of relevant legal issues.  They are typically no more than 2,500 words and contain a maximum of 40 footnotes.

The Law Review welcomes Common Law submissions.  Please submit in a Word formatted document to the Executive Online Editor for consideration for publication.  Submissions will typically receive a response within forty-eight hours of submission.

Collecting Cases: A Fourth Circuit Legal Blog

Collecting Cases is a legal blog covering issues in the Fourth Circuit.  Specifically, the blog covers and analyzes new opinions as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals releases them.  Our team of writers updates the blog daily.  The blog can be found at collectingcases.com.

The Forum:

The Forum has been discontinued.  The Forum was designed to provide legal scholars with a place to share their works, receive feedback and criticism of those works, and encourage a continuing dialogue about those works.


The Wake Forest Law Review Association, Inc. publishes five issues of the Wake Forest Law Review (ISSN 0043-03X) annually.  To subscribe, please contact the Law Review at:

Wake Forest Law Review
Wake Forest University School of Law
P.O. Box 7206 Reynolda Station
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7206

The Wake Forest Law Review offices are located in the Worrell Professional Center at Wake Forest University.

Domestic subscriptions (U.S. and Canada) are $35.00 per year, payable in advance (North Carolina residents add 7.75% sales tax). International subscriptions are $45.00 per year. Subscriptions are renewed automatically unless notice to the contrary is received.

Address changes or other requests regarding subscription information should be directed to the Business Editor at the above postal address or by e-mail . Back issues may be obtained from:

William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
1285 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209-1987

Reprint Permissions:

Permission to reprint entire articles, or portions of articles, originally published in the Wake Forest Law Review will be handled by the Business Editor. Please forward all requests to:

Wake Forest Law Review
Wake Forest University School of Law
P.O. Box 7206 Reynolda Station
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7206

Please include the following information in your request:

Title of Article
Author(s) of Article
Volume and Issue of the Wake Forest Law Review in which Article appears
Purpose for which Reprint Permission is requested

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Current Students

The Wake Forest Law Review extends invitations to approximately twenty percent of each rising 2L class and to any rising 3L student who enters the top ten percent of the class after the second year. Law Review members are selected in two ways. First, students ranked in the top ten percent (rounded off) of their class after completion of the first or second year of law school may “grade on” to Law Review. Second, a number of students equal to the rising 2Ls who grade on are invited to join the Law Review based upon their performance in a writing competition and their first-year grades. JD/MBA students may only participate in the writing competition at the end of their first year of law school.
The first-year writing competition takes place during the period immediately following spring semester exams and lasts for approximately two weeks. The participants write a “mini-Note” using only the cases and materials provided in the competition packet. All students invited to join the Law Review are notified during the latter part of July and must accept membership in writing within a specified period. All new staff members must return to Wake Forest for orientation, instruction, and/or editorial work before classes begin.

Transfer Students

Students who transfer to Wake Forest beginning with their 2L year may also become members of the Law Review based on a separate writing competition that commences immediately after classes begin in August. All transfer students are notified of the exact dates of the competition via email. Transfer students who participate in the writing competition are subject to all of the requirements applicable to the first-year writing competition. Transfer students who are not extended an invitation through the write-on competition are again considered for membership on the Wake Forest Law Review after their 2L year if their grades place them in the top ten percent of their class.

Contact Us:


Wake Forest Law Review
Wake Forest University School of Law
P.O. Box 7206 Reynolda Station
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7206

Phone number:  336-758-5706

For important or urgent messages, please use the direct line to the Law Review Secretary, Ms. Sonya Casstevens who can relay important messages to any editor on the Law Review staff. She is available during normal business hours from 8:00AM – 5:00PM.

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